Type: Architecture, Free Attractions, Historic Sites, Sightseeing
Victorian Village was the city's original affluent neighborhood, and just a few of its original Victorian homes remain today. Near Main Street, this quiet residential area offers glimpses into lovely... Read More
Victorian Village was the city's original affluent neighborhood, and just a few of its original Victorian homes remain today. Near Main Street, this quiet residential area offers glimpses into lovely homes with exquisite French Second Empire and Italianate Victorian architecture. The village houses several historic residences including the Mageveny House, the Woodruff Fontaine House and the Mallory Neely Home. In November 2012, the Mallory-Neely home reopened for tours; many are hoping that this renovation will be the beginning of many throughout the area. Currently, that home and the Mageveny home are open for tours; a self-guided walking tour and seasonal events are also offered. The nearby Mollie Fontaine house is now a hip bar that's also worth a visit.
- Best for Historic Sites Because: Victorian Village is making a comeback and offers a rare glimpse into the city's most affluent founding families.
- Best for Tours and Excursions Because: Memphis has lost many of its historic buildings, and the grandeur of Victorian Village is a true gem.
- Best for Attractions near FedExForum Because: Victorian Village gives visitors a real peek into this very graceful period in Memphis history.